Here's an ad for the grand opening of the Town Drive-In, from an Elkhart paper in May 1949. This venue was later known as the Starlite, and was perhaps the most "outlying" of the Des Moines ozoners. (Ad courtesy of the Cataldo Punelli collection.)
For the last 11 years, I've designed DVD menus and game pieces--and animated motion comics as well-- for companies such as Deluxe Digital and Technicolor Interactive; otherwise, I do my own designs and animations, and compose and record my own musical compositions. I have kept a journal since 1980. And the family and I still get down to the beach now and then (usually Venice).